Fatal hit and run investigation turns to the public for assistance

The map image shows where the body of a Penticton resident was found earlier this month. — Photo courtesy RCMP

Police continue to investigate a hit and run fatality and are requesting public assistance in moving the investigation forward.
The investigation is a result of police finding a boyd lying in the middle of Skaha Lake Road (Tuesday) August 12 at approximately 4:40 a.m.

RCMP ask assistance in locating missing American

Jackie Dean Caldwell has been missing since August 16. — Photo courtesy RCMP

The Milk River RCMP are asking for the public's help in locating an overdue male traveller.

Jackie Dean Caldwell, 74, departed from his home in Mount Juliet, Tennessee on (Tuesday) August 12.

Known as Jack, Caldwell was en route to Fairbanks, Alaska driving a Black 1997 Goldwing tri-wheel motorcycle with Tennessee license plate ZB0984.

The bike has a distinguishing decal on the back, of a Greyhound  bus dog logo.

Crown prosecutors file polygamy charges against Bountiful Four

Winston Blackmore . . . faces charges of polygamy.

Crown prosecutors have filed polygamy charges against four people connected to the community of Bountiful near Creston in the BC Southern Interior.

Special prosecutor Peter Wilson Q.C. approved criminal charges against Winston Blackmore, James Oler (known as the Bishops of Bountiful) and two others alleging polygamy and unlawful removal of children from Canada with the intention of committing sexual crimes.

Blackmore faces charges of polygamy.

Thieves walk off with part of Nelson's Sports History from museum in Civic Centre

Two 1950’s baseball jerseys were some of the items the have gone missing from the Nelson Sports Council Museum. — Submitted photo

Nelson's Sports Museum, located on the concourse of the Civic Arena, suffered a huge loss during the August long weekend when a few baseball jerseys and bomber jacked was stolen by thieves.

"The items, two 1950’s baseball jerseys and a 1960’s Notre Dame bomber jacket were noticed missing on August 5," said Nelson Sports Council executive director, Kim Palfenier in a written release.

"They were last seen in place Saturday August 2," Palfenier added.

Canada wide arrest warrant for Aaron James David Douglas

Aaron James David Douglas . . . maybe armed and dangerous

IHIT (Integrated Homicide Investigation Team) has issued a Canada wide arrest warrant has been issued for 33-year-old Aaron James David Douglas in in connection to the double homicide of two men and attempted murder of a female inside a Chilliwack residence on (Thursday) August 7.

Douglas has a Criminal Record dating back to 1996 and he is believed to be armed and dangerous.

“IHIT is asking the public to be vigilant and call 911 if you know the whereabouts of Aaron Douglas," said Staff Sergeant Jennifer Pound.

BC Coroners Service confirms identity of person found by tourist near Nelson

BC Coroners Service confirms identity of person found by tourist near Nelson

In July a tourist from Europe found human remains, now confirmed to be those of Mitchell, on th

Canada Border Services Agency seize firearms at crossings in Okanagan and Kootenay Districts

The Canada Border Services Agency released a photo of the handguns seized at the Cascade Port of Entry on July 21. — Photo courtesy Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) have been busy of late, seizing firearms during vehicle searches at Osoyoos, Cascade (near Christina Lake) and Kingsgate (between Cranbrook and Creston) crossings the agency announced Monday in a press release.

The seizures happened at ports of entry (POE) on (Monday) July 21.

“These interceptions and the consequences imposed emphasize the severity of this matter," Anita Andersson, Director, Okanagan and Kootenay District, Canada Border Services Agency said.

Police update on two recent area deaths

Police update on two recent area deaths

Police continue to actively investigate the deaths of two local people, one in Rossland and one in Ross Spur, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

Rossland resident Thomas Feeney, 75, was discovered murdered in his home on June 5 of this year, and Oelke says the investigation is still very much ongoing.

NPD seeks public assistance in fraudulent Shambhala ticket investigation

Tickets for this year's Shambhala Music Festival have been changed from the ones purchased in 2013.

Nelson Police are seeking public assistance regarding an investigation into the selling of fraudulent Shambhala Music Festival Tickets.
Nelson Police Department received information Thursday morning (August 7) that fraudulent festival tickets were being sold for $300.

Penticton RCMP swamped with inclusion of Boonstock Music Festival to South Okanagan long weekend

Penticton RCMP swamped with inclusion of Boonstock Music Festival to South Okanagan long weekend

On the eve of the 17th Shambhala Music Festival beginning Thursday  at a ranch outside Salmo, the Penticton RCMP issued a press release regarding the recent Boonstock Music Festival where one person died and 80 were transported to hospital.

"The Penticton RCMP were extremely busy over the past few days considering the BC Day long weekend is historically the busiest of the year, even without a major music festival in town," Cst. Kris Clark Acting District Advisory NCO for the Southeast District said in a media release.

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